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Soft Opening of Carnival’s Ocean Medallion Project in Grand Bahama - Oct 14, 2017 - 8:11:31 AM

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Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson expressed excitement for the opportunities available for the island and its residents as a result of Carnival Corporation’s Ocean Medallion Project, during their soft opening on Friday, October 13.
  
Describing technology as the future of Grand Bahama which is happening now, Minister Thompson added that he is very excited about Ocean Medallion.,,  
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Senate Communication by Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes - Oct 13, 2017 - 11:22:21 PM

Remarks By Senator the Hon. Dion A. Foulkes Minister of Labour in The Senate Resolution to thank the Governor General for The Speech from the Throne Friday, 13 October, 2017:

Madam President,

“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

This biblical passage from the Gospel of Matthew is very popular and often quoted.  It is not always easy to practice this admonition, Madam President, but we should try...
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Bahamas National Baptist Convention courtesy call and reception at Government House - Oct 13, 2017 - 5:17:27 PM

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Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling hosted members of the Bahamas National Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention in a Courtesy Call and Reception at Government House on Thursday, October 12, 2017.  The Governor General is pictured greeting and welcoming the delegates.  In group photo, pictured from left: Bishop Delton Fernander, Executive Secretary, Bahamas National Convention; Rev. Dr. Philip Rahming; Rev. Dr. Marina Sands; Dr. Neville George Callam, General Secretary & Chief Executive Officer, Baptist World Alliance; Rev. Dr. William Thompson, President, Bahamas Baptist Convention; the Governor General...
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‘National Drug Free Schools Day’ – October 16 - Oct 13, 2017 - 2:09:30 PM

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“The persons mostly at risk for drug use and abuse are the vulnerable of the population which includes school-aged children,” said the Hon. Marvin Dames, Minister of National Security, Wednesday, during a press conference to announce the first annual ‘National Drug Free Schools Day.’
 
The objective of the day, which, will be observed Monday, October 16, 2017 under the theme, “I’m Loving Me, Drug Free,” said Minister Dames, is to educate school students across the country about the harmful impact of illicit drug use and abuse, and to help strengthen their resolve to resist peer pressure and stay away from drugs...
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs 'Diplomatic Week' Schedule - Oct 13, 2017 - 1:20:54 PM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces its Diplomatic Week 2017 under the theme, Innovative Approaches to a Changing World.  

The 4th Annual event, which takes place over the next week, will welcome the entire Diplomatic Corps of The Bahamas, both resident and non-resident.

Diplomatic week begins with a Church Service at Christ Church Cathedral on Sunday, October 15, 2017.  A schedule of events is attached...
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Bahamas Realty VP & CEO Larry Roberts steps down, Donnie Martinborough named CEO - Oct 13, 2017 - 12:12:33 PM

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Bahamas Realty announced today that W. Larry Roberts, a two-term president of the Bahamas Real Estate Association and visionary leader who pioneered many of the firsts in the real estate industry, has stepped down as Vice President and CEO after a career that spanned nearly half a century. Mr. Roberts will remain a director and consultant with the company founded by his father in 1949.

Mr. Donald ‘Donnie’ Martinborough, who has managed the growing commercial division of the prominent firm for 30 years, has been named CEO... 
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Bahamas to host Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting - Oct 13, 2017 - 11:44:13 AM

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Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Senator the Hon. Carl Bethel announced that the Government and the people of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas are pleased this year to host 52 Attorneys General and Law Ministers from various countries, during this year's Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting (CLMM), October 16-19, 2017 at Baha Mar.

He made the announcement at a press conference at the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs on Thursday.

In attendance at conference will be the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations the Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, QC...

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Cleveland Clinic Florida Surgeon ‘Weight-loss surgery long-term effects most significant in younger to middle age populations’ - Oct 13, 2017 - 10:28:15 AM

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For anyone who has ever stepped on a scale and wished they hadn’t, the prospect of going under a gentle knife and coming out thinner seems almost too good to be true. And for many, it has made a difference in their lives they say they only dreamed about.
   
But bariatric surgery – the clinical name for weight loss surgery – involves other lifestyle changes and while it is likely to have long-term benefits for those who are willing to make such changes, it is not a panacea for all...
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs Announces Diplomatic Week 2017 - Oct 12, 2017 - 10:46:15 PM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces Diplomatic Week 2017 - 'Innovative Approaches to A Changing World'.  This is the 4th Annual such event and will be marked with attendance by the entire Diplomatic Corps of The Bahamas, both resident and non-resident.

Diplomatic week begins with a  Church Service at Christ Church Cathedral on Sunday 15th October...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Appointment of New Bahamian Envoys to the USA and United Kingdom - Oct 12, 2017 - 8:21:08 PM

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Sidney S. Collie as Ambassador of The Bahamas to the United States of America and as Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States.  Mr.  Ellison E. Greenslade, Former Commissioner of Police, has been appointed as High Commissioner of The Bahamas to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and as Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization.

Appointed as Consuls General are Mr. Theo J.P. Neilly to head the Consulate General in Washington, DC, Ms Astra Armbrister-Rolle to head the Consulate General in Atlanta, GA, Ms Linda Treco-Mackey to head the Consulate General in Miami, FL...
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Grants and Angel Investments unlock agribusiness potential in the Caribbean - Oct 12, 2017 - 4:36:00 PM

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Known for its spices and nutmeg production, Grenada offers great opportunities for agribusiness entrepreneurs willing to take risks and embark on a new business. Stephanie Ryan is one of them. In 2015, she and her partner Jim Jardine launched Summer Ltd, a company that produces healthy beverages from tropical fruits available on the island, such as mango, passion fruit, and coconut.

After a couple of years spent consolidating her business, Ryan is ready to expand across the Caribbean. LINK-Caribbean — a program that facilitates access to finance for promising Caribbean entrepreneurs...
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156 National Youth Award Nominees Honoured - Oct 12, 2017 - 4:21:25 PM

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The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture held a National Youth Awards Nominee Medal Presentation Ceremony at Government House, October 11, 2017 during which the Ministry honoured 156 outstanding persons of the community.

Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite, as patron, made the presentations, and Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard gave words of encouragement and inspiration to the young people, nominated for excellence in various categories of society achievement and service...
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Dominica PM Skerrit message on International Day for Disaster Reduction 2017 - Oct 12, 2017 - 4:05:51 PM

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IDRR 2017 Message by the Right Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit Prime Minister of Dominica:

“Home Safe Home” is the slogan for this year’s International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR), and it resonates strongly with the Caribbean people who have just experienced hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. 

“Home Safe Home” is also a strong reminder that in 2017 millions of people around the world have been displaced by drought, floods, storms, wildfires and earthquakes. These events often deprive people of the ability to earn a living as well...
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Minister Ferreira Supports Global Ocean Conservation Efforts at EU's "Our Oceans" Conference in Malta - Oct 12, 2017 - 3:54:13 PM

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Bahamas Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira, recently attended the European Union's Fourth "Our Oceans" Conference, held October 5 and 6 in Valletta, Malta.  Hundreds of marine resource representatives from member countries met to improve and strengthen ocean resource security and policies.

Keynote speakers at the international event were His Royal Highness, Charles, Prince of Wales, and His Serene Highness, Prince Albert II of Monaco, both of whom spoke on the importance of marine life protection. Minister Ferreira spoke on The Bahamas’ contribution to protection of ocean ecologies...
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Executives of the National Junkanoo Committee & the Children's Ministry call on Governor General of The Bahamas - Oct 12, 2017 - 1:36:47 PM

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Her Excellency, Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General (centre) welcomed Executives of the National Junkanoo Committee in a Courtesy Call at Government House on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.  Pictured from left: Ellery Deveaux, Junkanoo Co-ordinator, Ministry of Youth Sports & Culture; Kishlane O'Brien, Co-Chair, National Junkanoo Committee; H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling; Nicole Sutherland-King, Legal Representative, National Junkanoo Committee; and Vernon Rolle, Parade Management & Task Force, National Junkanoo Committee. 

BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson...
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UB Adjunct, broadcaster presents Innovative research at Social Media Conference in DC - Oct 12, 2017 - 1:28:36 PM

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University of The Bahamas part-time professor Christopher Saunders presented ground-breaking research on Snapchat usage and Bahamians at The 7th Social Media Technology Conference and Workshop at Howard University in Washington DC October 5, 2017.

The study entitled “Happy Snapping: Does happiness, narcissism, religiosity, and life position predict Snapchat Intensity among Bahamian users” produced interesting results about the social media platform and Bahamian users. The study focused on happiness but found that narcissism was the highest predictor of the platform’s intensity among users.
News : International
Leila O’Brien: A Creative Flower in Full Bloom - Oct 12, 2017 - 1:22:20 PM

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The more Leila O’Brien reads, the more she writes, blossoming and flourishing like the beautiful flower she is, inside and out. With loose leaf paper on her desk and pen in hand, the third grader’s vivid and creative imagination bursts forth colourfully, naturally and quickly.

As an avid reader, at the tender age of 7 her creative writing teacher at the time Ms. Carly Burrows at Genesis Academy discovered she had a way with words. Even more, she discovered Leila had an innate ability to clearly and articulately create new, exciting worlds full of adventure we all wish we could escape to...
News : International
Overcoming obstacles to Innovation & productivity in Firms: a case of The Bahamas - Oct 12, 2017 - 12:38:22 PM

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Earlier this year, the IDB Group’s Caribbean Department invested in training for its employees to participate in a ‘Simplexity Workshop’, facilitated by Basadur Applied Creativity, with the objective of introducing the team to creative problem solving. The session resonated with the IDB’s team in The Bahamas. It forced participants to think of innovative ways to apply this creative process in executing the IDB’s mission as a development partner. The workshop evaluated problems from the lens of “how might we” do something differently, analyzing potential solutions equally...
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Nassau Pan-hellenic Council to honour outstanding members at Bahamas Greek Hall of Fame Ceremony - Oct 12, 2017 - 11:18:26 AM

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The President, Officers and Members of the Nassau, Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council, the local Council of the nine historically black fraternities and sororities, would like to announce the selection of two individuals who will be inducted into the Bahamas Greek Hall of Fame for 2017. The primary purpose of the Bahamas Greek Hall of Fame is to recognize Bahamian Fraternity or Sorority members for outstanding contributions made to the development of Greek Life in The Bahamas...
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Sustainable Energy Consortium welcomes working with Government - Oct 12, 2017 - 10:23:52 AM

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Sustainable Energy, a consortium that includes Alternative Power Supply, said today they welcome the opportunity to work with the Bahamas government to find the best solutions for the energy crisis that will include renewables in the mix. The statement followed a report in a daily newspaper quoting a company that had the same initials as Alternative Power Supply and was quoted as saying “government must get out of the way” if renewables are the way forward.

“Energy supply and distribution are very complex matters. There is no single or simple solution and it is essential to work cooperatively and in partnership with stakeholders,” said Philip Holdom, co-founder of Sustainable Energy Bahamas and president and founder of Alternative Power Supply...

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